Astounding Teen Talent Appearing Here Soon and AGT Recap

Dalton Cyr
Dalton Cyr Update Coming Soon

Although Rivenmaster’s Place has published less frequently this summer, it’s not because we have not stayed busy!  All of the outstanding young artist who are featured here have had an extremely busy summer.  Some who were to debut here and others who had updates scheduled, had to push out their features due to tours, concerts, and special engagements with America’s Got Talent, X-Factor, and other contractual events. 

This summer also has not been a blockbuster for young actors in film.  While I have yet to write a review for “After Earth” staring Jaden Smith and his father Will, I thoroughly enjoyed it and will most likely get around to that after it has been released on DVD.


Soon to be featured here for the first time will be Tae Brooks, The Brewer Boys, and Brendan Guy.  Updates for Blackberry Jam and Dalton Cyr are also in the schedule. Dalton and the Twins update will include exclusive details regarding their time at Prodigy Camp in Washington State this summer.  We also have invited back Griffin Tucker and recently made contact with the manger for Struck Boyz and The Robotix who made their national debut on AGT just a few weeks ago. 

In addition to all this we recently heard from 2Boys in Norway ,who has not been featured here for some time. The boys are launching a brand new original single called “Scandinavian Girls” which once again demonstrates the creative talents of Marcus and Sondre.  This is of course an update I’m really looking forward to publishing! 

That being said, we are planning to have some great Features & Updates for you throughout the next few months.


Blackberry Jam
Blackberry Jam Update Coming Soon

I thought I might bring you a few of my own thoughts regarding this season’s contest at America’s Got Talent.  Overall the show has been better this year and has featured more youngsters than in the past.  While I have been somewhat critical of America’s Got Talent over the years, much of that criticism surrounds the fact that children compete in the same competition with adults.  I have always felt that NBC needs an AGT Junior program that showcases only children and teens.  This would not only be entertaining, it would help the judging panel make decisions without having to deal with an age factor.  While it may not stop the tears that flow each year when a youngster does not advance in the competition, at least these talented kids would be loosing to peers their own age. Also judges comments like; your still young yet, not quite ready, only 15 (or some other youthful age) would be eliminated.

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2Boys, Sam Verlinden, Joshua Flores “Bringing Hope Through Song”

2boys Help themWith all the calamities that have been happening back to back in the world, the true nature of the human heart reveals again how we share each other’s pain and hurts and truly desire to extend a helping hand.

This week’s tribute article features four of our regularly featured artists.  Marcus and Sondre, better known as 2Boys, Sam Verlinden, and Joshua Flores, who were so moved by the devastation around them, that they have produced and recorded songs to bring messages of hope and encouragement!

I asked 2Boys a little about their new song entitled “Help Them” and they gave me the background of what inspired this particular production.

Marcus explained, “Some of our fans on Facebook requested that we create a song about the tsunami and the devastation in Japan. We were in the middle of working on a new single but really wanted to do this.  So putting the current work aside we asked if someone wanted to try sending some lyrics or just a few thoughts about the event.  A girl in our hometown Nina Vabog actually sent us a text that sparked the inspiration needed to write the lyrics for the song.”

Once the lyrics were on paper Marcus fired up their home studio equipment and made a beat in just one evening of work. Three days later the entire project from conception to the final note was completed just in time to perform live at a special concert appearance.  Their dad told me;

“They perhaps would have been safer to perform one of their other songs but this song had become so meaningful to them that they just could not put it aside and desired to sing it to their fans and to the world!”

2Boy’s desire to help make a small difference, if only raising the spirit of others through their song became more important than putting on a picture perfect performance. “Now that’s dedication” Continue reading “2Boys, Sam Verlinden, Joshua Flores “Bringing Hope Through Song””